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Alabama’s Arista Aviation wins $111 million State Department contract

Alabama aerospace industry

ENTERPRISE, Alabama -- Arista Aviation Services LLC said today that the U.S. State Department’s Office of Aviation has awarded it a five-year contract with a maximum value of $111 million to perform maintenance on the agency’s UH-1 helicopters. The Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contact...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Blue Origin to invest $200M in Alabama rocket engine production facility

Alabama aerospace industry

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Blue Origin, the spaceflight company started by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, announced today that it will manufacture its BE-4 engine in a state-of-the art production facility to be built in Alabama’s Rocket City. The new facility will be in Cummings Research...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Tuskegee University aerospace engineering program ascends with industry

Alabama aerospace industry

TUSKEGEE, Alabama – Tuskegee University has made significant contributions to the U.S. aerospace industry, and that influence is poised to grow. Since it started in 1983, the school’s Aerospace Science Engineering Department has produced more than 200 graduates who are working across the nation.

Written by Dawn Azok

At Paris Air Show, states find plenty of competitors in U.S. hall

Alabama aerospace industry

PARIS – The competition for aerospace jobs and investment is fierce. No place demonstrates that better than the U.S. Pavilion at the 2017 Paris Air Show, where nearly two dozen states have exhibition booths. At the aerospace industry’s premiere trade show, these booths serve...

Written by Jerry Underwood

GE Aviation orders at Paris Air Show to boost Alabama operations

Alabama aerospace industry

PARIS – GE Aviation and its partners racked up more than $31 billion in orders and commitments at this week’s Paris Air Show – and the company’s Alabama operations will benefit from the bonanza. The orders and commitments received at the aerospace industry’s largest...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Worldwide demand growing for Alabama-made aerospace products

Alabama aerospace industry

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Aerospace companies across Alabama are seeing strong demand for their products around the world, with the value of the state’s aerospace exports topping $1.4 billion last year, an increase of more than 65 percent from the previous year. Over the past...

Written by Dawn Azok

Baldwin County targets aerospace growth at Paris Air Show

Alabama aerospace industry

PARIS -- Alabama's Baldwin County is focused on building its aerospace industry, and representatives from the region are furthering that mission at this week’s Paris Air Show. “Our plan for the Air Show has been to connect with many aerospace decision makers and communicate...

Written by Dawn Azok

Huntsville Chamber launches competition to advance Dream Chaser applications

Alabama aerospace industry

PARIS -- The Huntsville/Madison County Chamber launched an international competition with the European Space Agency (ESA) today at the Paris Air Show. The competition is part of ESA’s Space Exploration Masters program, which seeks business innovation and technology transfer ideas that utilize space infrastructure.

Written by Jerry Underwood

North Alabama aviation firm upgrading Austrian Air Force helicopters

Alabama aerospace industry

GUNTERSVILLE, Alabama – An aviation company that upgrades Black Hawk helicopters is deepening its roots in North Alabama while expanding its customer base around the world, starting with an order for the Austrian Air Force. Huntsville-based Ace Aeronautics, which does business as Global Aviation...

Written by Dawn Azok

After the Paris Air Show, Alabama team targets aerospace projects

Alabama aerospace industry

PARIS – Alabama Governor Kay Ivey and Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield departed France early this morning after two intensive days of appointments at the Paris Air Show, where they met with 18 top-level executives and discussed potential and ongoing projects that could bring hundreds...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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